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Deborah Potter and Deb Wenger are experienced journalism trainers who bring the best of Advancing the Story to newsrooms and classrooms in the United States and around the world.

Deborah P. has been training professionals since she joined the Poynter Institute as a faculty associate. Three years later, she founded NewsLab, a training center and resource for journalists. As you can see, she leads workshops all over the world on reporting and writing the news for TV, the web, and social and digital media, as well as journalism ethics. She’d love to add your location pin to the map!

Deb W. conducts multimedia training in newsrooms around the country with SPJ and Google News Lab. She’s head of undergraduate journalism at the University of Mississippi. “There’s nothing I like better than learning about tools that can help make our storytelling better,” Deb says, “and when I can get the opportunity to share what I’ve learned with professional and student journalists, that’s just great.”

Contact us if you’re interested in having one or both “Debs” conduct a training session for you.